The balance of detainees rose to more than 1,000 people in at least 38 cities across Russia for allegedly participating in a protest against the reservoir mobilization announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin this Wednesday.
More than a thousand people have been arrested on Wednesday Russia During the protests called by the Peace Movement against the partial mobilization announced by the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, To face defeat on the battlefield Ukraine,
“At 18:36 GMT (15:00 in Chile) more than 1,113 people were already detained in 38 cities,” said the independent organization OVD-Info, which tracks arrests and is a foreign agent in Russia. has been declared.
Human rights organizations Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Perm, Ufa, Krasnoyarsk, Chelyabinsk, Irkutsk, Novosibirsk, Yakutsk, Ulan-Ude, Arkhangelsk, Korolev, Voronezh, Zheleznogorsk, Izhevsk, Tomsk, Volgograd reports detainees in, Volgograd, Volgograd . , Petrozavodsk, Samara, Surgut, Smolensk, Belgorod and other cities.
The Moscow Prosecutor’s Office warned that organization and participation in illegal actions would be punished with up to 15 years in prison. Participation in illegal actions on social networks or dissemination of calls to commit other illegal acts will also be punished administratively or criminally.
Calling minors to take part in illegal acts will also be punished.
According to the same source there were at least 409 prisoners in the capital and at least 444 in St. Petersburg.
In the center of Moscow, where there were hundreds of protesters on Arbat Street, As soon as the protest started, the riot police started making arrests. As Efe was able to verify.
There was thunderous applause and “Putin to the Trench.” A protester with a protest sign was immediately arrested by the agents and taken away. Others said “the police are the shame of Russia.”
“Why are you doing this if tomorrow you are being sent to war in Ukraine?” Some addressed the agents. “Die for what, for whose saint?”, he added.
Among the chants you can also hear “Life for our children”, in reference to the declarations of the head of the Defense Committee of the Duma or the Chamber of Deputies, Andrei Kartpolov, that the previously mobilized non-commissioned officers will be reserved under 35 . years of age and officers below the age of 45 years.
Citizens tried to form a human chain to evade arrest, while police cordoned off the passage of protesters, who had gathered on Arbat Street, with the intention of reaching the foreign ministry.
Shortly after, law enforcement began to clear the area and pushed protesters toward the beginning of the road on foot.